I could have written this post on Motherlode about family dinner. I especially like this:
But still, there we will be, with children too small to yet hunt, forage and gather for themselves, perpetually wanting to eat, particularly around dinner time, day after day after day.
Although mine are not.
At first I could not remember what I cooked for dinner last week, except for a pot roast which reappeared in various forms. Slowly it came back to me. It was a very beefy week. Sunday was the pot roast with potatoes, onions, carrots and butternut squash. Monday was avgolemono soup with pita bread. There was supposed to have been a Greek salad that didn’t happen. Tuesday was a last minute switch to blueberry pancakes, bacon and bananas after I waited too late to get started. Wednesday was smothered cube steak with mushrooms, mashed potatoes and roasted broccoli. Thursday was roast beef po’boys with an avocado salad. Friday was leftovers. Not too shabby, especially considering that I have a ton of freelance work, a paper almost ready to submit, and managed to exercise five out of those six days.
This week we should eat less beef, but I making a big pot of chili today (the first of the season!) and planning to serve it over cheese enchiladas later in the week. I haven’t tried any new recipes in a while — this Thai Butternut Squash Soup sounds really good. I’ll likely pick up some chicken sate from the Thai restaurant by my office to go with it. I’ve been craving Indian food and we could use some fish in our diet. I just order a pricey bottle of Bengali Five Spice (times like this I love Amazon Prime) which should arrive on Wednesday so I can make this Bengali-style Fish Stew. I would dearly love to know how to pronounce its real name — Maacher Jhol. I am guessing that at some point in the week, there will be a clamor for “American food” and I’ll be feeling lazy so we can have sliders, beans and slaw (so much for eating less beef). The child who complains most loudly gets to cook this one.
What are you feeding your kids this week?